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Sunday 19 March 2023

Adolphe Appian’s etching, “Au Valromey (Ain)”, 1868

Adolphe Appian (1818–1898)

“Au Valromey (Ain)”, 1868, printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) and published in Paris by Cadart & Luce (fl.1867–1870/1) as plate 6 to the art periodical in its first year, “L'Illustration nouvelle par une société de peintres-graveurs à l'eau-forte”, vol. 1, 1868.

Etching on laid paper trimmed around the platemark on the top and left sides and with narrow margins on the bottom and right sides.

Size: (sheet) 15.9 x 24.5 cm; (plate) 14 x 24 cm; (image borderline) 10.1 x 19.2 cm.

Numbered in plate above the image borderline: “6.”

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (upper right) “APPIAN/ 1060 [1868]”.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Appian sculp./ CADART & LUCE, Editeurs. Rue Nve des Mathurins, 58.”; (centre) “AU VALROMEY (AIN)/ (Vallis Romana sous Jules César)”; (right) “Imp. Delâtre, Paris.”

State ii (of ii) with the addition of publication details.

Curtis & Prouté 25 ii (Atherton Cutiis & Paul Prouté 1968, “Adolphe Appian son Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié”, Paris, Paul Prouté, [n.p.] cat. no. 25 ii); Jennings 22 (Herbert H Jennings 1925, Adolphe Appian [essay] in “Print Collector’s Quarterly,” vol. 12, no. 1, p. 115, cat. no. 22 [scroll to page115:]).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “River landscape with sloping bank to left, spindly tree overhanging water to right. 1868 Etching, with some surface tone” (

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (faultless) impression with a small margin around the image borderline. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this visually arresting and very poetic etching featuring a somewhat sinister (at least to my eyes) silhouetted tree overhanging a stream, for the total cost of AU$312 (currently US$208.99/EUR195.84/GBP171.66 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this spectacularly moody—even spooky—etching executed by an artist with a strong personal vision and a close connection with the Barbizon School, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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